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Expert Opinions on topic areas can be a useful way of keeping up-to-date. To this end, a few of our Expert Opinions are being revised and new ones developed. If you would like to suggest an expert opinon on a particular topic, then please email your suggestion to administration@philanthropy-impact.org

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IT WAS IN 1987 that, following an altercation with my driver—whom I suspected wanted to take the car to his home to siphon out the excess petrol and sell it—I...
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In its broadest sense, ethical or socially responsible investment (SRI) is the application of both positive and negative ethical, social and environmental criteria in the management of investment portfolios. As...
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Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are a well-established vehicle for philanthropy in the United States – where contributions to DAFs reached $23.27 billion in 2016 1 – and their popularity in the...
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By encouraging your clients’ millennial children to think about philanthropy now, you stand a better chance of keeping them as clients in the future. Over 90% of heirs will change...
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Last week we published the first Social Impact Report for the Resonance Bristol SITR Fund. The Fund is investing in social enterprises in and around Bristol under the broad agenda...
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The market for socially responsible investing is growing around the world, but particularly in Europe and the USA. A global survey [i] of investors found that respondents had committed $10.6...
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1.0 Impact Investing: A Growing Phenomenon Every day, we hear “impact investing” on the tongues of more and more investors – and we see impact strategies gaining traction in many...
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The year is almost coming to an end and just like last year we look back at the year with a roundup of the most popular articles about philanthropy and...
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Introduction Most of us want to make a difference. We see suffering, injustice and death, and are moved to do something about them. But working out what that ‘something’ is,...
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Maybe getting donors to give better is cheaper and easier than getting them to give more.

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